Paracelsus s Theory of Embodiment

Although this visual aspect of the text starkly contrasts with the exclusively verbal presentation of medical ideas in Paracelsus«s work, it is nevertheless ...

Paracelsus s Theory of Embodiment

Author: Amy Eisen Cislo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317313801

Page: 192

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Paracelsus has been called the father of modern chemistry and is legendary for his treatment of syphilis. This work argues that Paracelsus developed an understanding of the body as composed of two distinct sexes, revolutionizing early modern conceptions of the female body as an inversion of or flawed approximation of the male body.

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